Arrival Day: Welcome to Africa

Posted November 13, 2016 in Books, Travelling the Pages / Leave a comment!

Hello lovelies and welcome to stop seven on our tour of the world! We’re at the halfway mark now!!

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This week we’re stooping in Africa where a lot of people living there aren’t living in the best circumstances and a lot of books that take place there show us that. It’s a hard but necessary truth I think.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaUnicorn Tracks by Julia Ember
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
4 Stars
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After a savage attack drives her from her home, sixteen-year-old Mnemba finds a place in her cousin Tumelo’s successful safari business, where she quickly excels as a guide. Surrounding herself with nature and the mystical animals inhabiting the savannah not only allows Mnemba’s tracking skills to shine, it helps her to hide from the terrible memories that haunt her.

Mnemba is employed to guide Mr. Harving and his daughter, Kara, through the wilderness as they study unicorns. The young women are drawn to each other, despite that fact that Kara is betrothed. During their research, they discover a conspiracy by a group of poachers to capture the Unicorns and exploit their supernatural strength to build a railway. Together, they must find a way to protect the creatures Kara adores while resisting the love they know they can never indulge.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaThe Red Pyramid
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
5 Stars
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Since their mother's death, Carter and Sadie have become near strangers. While Sadie has lived with her grandparents in London, her brother has traveled the world with their father, the brilliant Egyptologist, Dr. Julius Kane.

One night, Dr. Kane brings the siblings together for a "research experiment" at the British Museum, where he hopes to set things right for his family. Instead, he unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes him to oblivion and forces the children to flee for their lives.

Soon, Sadie and Carter discover that the gods of Egypt are waking, and the worst of them —Set— has his sights on the Kanes. To stop him, the siblings embark on a dangerous journey across the globe - a quest that brings them ever closer to the truth about their family and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaSphinx's Princess by Esther Friesner
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology
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Friesner (Nobody's Princess) offers readers another fresh new look at an iconic figure--the Egyptian queen Nefertiti--by blending historical fiction and mythology in a thrilling concoction.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaCoconut
Genres: Adult
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Debut novel about growing up black in white suburbs, where the cost of fitting in can be your very identity. Redefining what it means to be young, black and beautiful in the the New South Africa. Winner of the European Union Literary Award.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaDiamond Boy
Genres: Young Adult, Adventure
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A high-stakes, harrowing adventure set in the diamond fields of Southern Africa, from the critically acclaimed author of Now Is the Time for Running.

"Diamonds for everyone."

That's what fifteen-year-old Patson Moyo hears when his family arrives in the Marange diamond fields. Soon Patson is working in the mines himself, hoping to find his girazi--the priceless stone that could change his life forever. But when the government's soldiers comes to Marange, Patson's world is shattered.

Set against the backdrop of President Robert Mugabe's brutal regime in Zimbabwe, Diamond Boy is the story of young man who succumbs to greed but finds his way out through a transformative journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister, in search of freedom, and in search of himself.

Arrival Day: Welcome to AfricaAkata Witch
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic
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What Sunny Saw in the Flames transports the reader to a magical place where nothing is quite as it seems. Born in New York, but living in Aba, Nigeria, twelve-year old Sunny is understandably a little lost. She is albino and thus, incredibly sensitive to the sun. All Sunny wants to do is be able to play football and get through another day of school without being bullied. But once she befriends Orlu and Chichi, Sunny is plunged in to the world of the Leopard People, where your worst defect becomes your greatest asset. Together, Sunny, Orlu, Chichi and Sasha form the youngest ever Oha Coven. Their mission is to track down Black Hat Otokoto, the man responsible for kidnapping and maiming children. Will Sunny be able to overcome the killer with powers stronger than her own, or will the future she saw in the flames become reality?

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